Seems like I am seeing spring flower posts everywhere but around here! It’s been colder than usual, and it is supposed to be that way through April according to the weather channel. It will be a while before I am working the garden bed, but I do see stuff starting to appear!
I realized that I finished my chair and never showed the pictures, so here they are! Here is the before picture from my Habitat Restore chair:
This took a while because there is a channel that the fabric goes in and my staple gun is flat. I needed a special narrow nose staple gun, but I wasn’t about to spend $50 on a staple gun to use once, so I used a small upholstery hammer and tacked the fabric in. That took a long time and if I ever redo this chair again, I will get that special staple gun 😀 It’s not perfect, but that means it fits in pretty well around Radiance Manor.
Ms. Pixie loves the chair, as predicted, and I had to wipe hair off of it for the picture. Now this chair is in the nook and my other chair is downstairs to get the same treatment. Hopefully that one won’t be so tedious, but I do have to retie springs on that chair, which scares me.
I also worked on the bathroom again this weekend. I painted the countertops with the Rustoleum countertop paint. The old green ready to be painted.
I won’t show the after yet as John wants to be surprised (and will he) when he gets home and he reads my blog. I chose a cobblestone color. I have this love/hate relationship with Rustoleum stuff because their color matches are terrible with their samples, but the products are good. The color is a little more gray than I was expecting, but it looks pretty good. I wouldn’t use this stuff in a kitchen, but it’s good enough for a temporary color change before our major overhaul.
I had a lucky breakfast today. My mother and I were planning on going out for breakfast. My sister was supposed to be going out of town, but there were issues with her flight, so she is leaving tomorrow instead and I told her about brekkie, so she came with the youngest niece and we all got caught up.
Happy find at grocery shopping today, too:
My favorite apple is the Pink Lady and that is what I have with my daily yogurt. John likes lots of different apples, but I really only want the Pink Lady, so I pay the normal $1.79 a pound for them every week. I stocked up today!
This post is all over the place. I feel like I am going in 20 directions, which I guess I am. But back to spring again – it was so cold today. I went out for a walk this afternoon and it was 25 degrees. It was windy, too, so I don’t even know what the wind chill was – other than freaking cold!
I should not be dressed like this in late March. At least I got a walk in. We are supposed to have record lows tonight as well. On top of all this cold, the water main to the street is frozen to our other house. It went all winter without issue, but now it is frozen. The pipes in the house are fine (thank goodness) because we have the heat set at 55, so now we need to talk to the city about getting that street blockage cleared out. No hurry since we aren’t living there, but a stress we really don’t need. On the good side, there were 2 showings on the house this week, which is double the number that we had all winter. Fingers crossed that the market picks up.